Trump Advisors Accept The Situation After Noticing His Behaviour That Can’t go Away

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Ahead of the 2024 election, Donald Trump’s unapologetic approach and controversial rhetoric are fueling a campaign that defies the typical pivot seen in candidates nearing party nominations.

Trump, undeterred by criminal indictments and comparisons to political dissidents, remains a polarising figure, as reported by The Associated Press on Monday, March 4.

As he marches towards the Republican nomination, his refusal to moderate messaging raises questions about the effectiveness of his strategy.

While many candidates adjust their stances to appeal to a broader audience during this crucial phase, Trump’s team, led by senior campaign adviser Chris LaCivita, has embraced his unyielding persona.

LaCivita emphasizes their role as amplifiers, focusing on reinforcing Trump’s message rather than reshaping it.

“Donald Trump is Donald Trump. That’s not going to change. Our job is not to remake Donald Trump,” he told AP.

The campaign has transitioned into a general election posture, eyeing November battlegrounds and seeking control over the Republican National Committee.

Trump’s speeches, notorious for their length and diverse content, showcase his penchant for divisive comments.

He proudly highlights his role in nominating Supreme Court justices who voted against abortion rights and pledges an ambitious deportation operation, using language that critics equate with authoritarianism.

Despite occasional advice to shift focus towards a positive vision for a second term, Trump remains entrenched in his style, with advisers acknowledging that attempts to change him often backfire.

Aides and advisors learned long ago that trying to pressure Trump to rein in his impulses often only led him to dig in deeper, and have learned to accept him as he is even when he makes what looks like blunders.

And his campaign team seems to respect and trust the former president’s political instincts, pointing to his sweep of the GOP primaries so far.

Critics argue that Trump’s refusal to tone down his rhetoric may alienate independent voters crucial for success in the general election.

Even among his own supporters, concerns arise about the potential extremism that could hinder broad appeal.

AP VoteCast data from conservative South Carolina reveals that a significant portion of Republicans, including a quarter of Trump’s supporters, worry about his electability in a broader context.

As Trump holds rallies in crucial states like North Carolina and Virginia, the contrast between his approach and the more moderate governing style of Biden becomes apparent.

Democrats, including North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, have seized the opportunity to emphasize the distinction; a president focused on the nation versus one seemingly preoccupied with self-interest.

Trump’s strategy faces challenges in swing states, where he excels with conservative voters but struggles with more moderate urban and suburban demographics.

The case of Virginia, which shifted from Biden in 2020 to Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin in 2021, underscores the importance of appealing to a diverse electorate.

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich draws parallels to 1980, suggesting that Trump needs a positive vision to complement anti-Biden sentiments.

“When you have the kind of numbers Biden has, what people need is about 70% positive, 30% anti-Biden,” Gingrich said.

But South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump confidant, advocates for continuity in Trump’s approach, acknowledging the unpredictability of political advice in the face of the former president’s resolute tactics.

“Everybody that wants to give him advice, he beat like a drum,” said Graham, who in 2016 warned against electing Trump.

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